capsaicin lowers cholesterol in people with metabolic syndrome

In some ways, metabolic syndrome is the disease of our times. It is diagnosed in the presence of any three of the following five symptoms: abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood glucose. There may be a spicy and effective way to help.

Metabolic syndrome is the combination of many of today’s biggest problems. And it leads to other big problems. People with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Managing any of the five symptoms of metabolic syndrome helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Capsaicin is the main component in red chili peppers that makes them hot. As good as it is in your food, you can benefit from it without the burn as a supplement. And so can your metabolic syndrome.

A just published meta-analysis and systematic review of nine controlled studies that included 461 people with metabolic syndrome has found that taking capsaicin significantly lowers total cholesterol and the dangerous LDL cholesterol. It also significantly lowers triglycerides in women.

This study shows that capsaicin “supplementation is effective in improving lipid levels and should be considered in the prevention and treatment of MetS [metabolic syndrome].”


Front Nutr. 2022; 9: 812294


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